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including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, he seemingly is satisfied with the campaign he has run. >> as for his supporters, some are down stairs below
and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those states because they are the first to have closed on the east coast in terms of the battleground states. we will look at those areas where the president's numbers should be high in hoping that they actually are. >>> specifically woodall says the campaign will be looking the early numbers in minorities, that could be a gauge for the night ahead. coming up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another stat
an eye on virginia. of course ohio, florida, and the other swing states as well. >> one of the states we mentioned, only one we mentioned in which president obama is expected to win is vermont. three electoral votes. we are continuing to monitor vermont. we want to take you now to indiana. as you see here, we have 5% reporting. romney is leading in indiana. president obama won the state of indiana four years ago. we do have one state right now, kentucky, with its eight electoral votes going to mitt romney. romney is expected to win kentucky. now, we want to head down to south carolina, another one in which mitt romney is expected to win, monitoring those pres with 9 electoral votes. let's look at the state of georgia. no numbers yet. 16 electoral votes at stake. we'll be monitoring all of these results as they come in. >> we've been watching the early closing states and we are joined live from the news room. >> reporter: one of those key presidential swing states as we said is virginia. it might be the closest of all. votes are right now being tallied. voters tolerated long lines all day
voted with mailin ballots. >> lines in other parts of the country such as ohio and florida have been long. in some cases stretching around buildings. we have coverage throughout the bay area. right now we will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for try
hour to obama. and before we get away, the state of florida, 90% of all precincts are now reporting. florida is still to close to call. obama has a larger lead than he did but florida is way to close to call right now. i want to check in -- here is the college map. obama now with 244 on route to 270, the president out in the lead with a lost battleground states left to go and it's not over. romney with 193. the popular vote is shaping up to be interesting. a sea of red and blue. the popular vote not what matters but interesting to check in with and -- there is the popular vote as it breaks down. romney leading in the popular vote but of course obama leading in the big way in the electoral college at least for now. the two main reporters on the trail for us are ed henry, our chief white house correspond who has followed the white house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron l
presidential election, which involved a recount in florida and a lot of concern over "hanging chads," many states have converted to electronic voting machines. but as our cover story explains, a lot of states use e-voting without paper back-up - including some of the so-called battleground states. according to verified voting.org, a non-partisan advocate for accurate and verifiable elections, pennsylvania, virginia and colorado are among more than a dozen states where some electronic voting machines do not produce a paper back-up. "if 13 states have no paper back-up, that's a recipe for abuse." charles santangelo has written about election outcomes and warns that the potential for electronic ballot tampering is real. "we need to have paper back-up. voting machine companies fought it back in 2004." robert johnston, an engineer at argonne national laboratory, says, "the voting manufacturers are in denial. they are not doing anything about these problems, but their customers are not asking them to, either." "after 2000, a commission said paper back-ups should be in place. twelve years later w
is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she says there is excitement that republican nominee, mitt romney may pull out a come from behind win. >> the energy level in volunteers has just soared. people have been calling us, and wanting to come in and help. >> reporter: volunteers tell us they will be back tomorrow, making calls all day. not taking any votes for granted, leaving nothing to chance. reporting live in lafayette, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> tonight, we already have the first results of the presidential election. small village of dixville notch is the first to vote for president. five voted for president obama, and five voted for mitt romney. this is the
knows every moment counts. sunday the president made stops in new hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado. his message push forward. >> that is why i need you, colorado. we have come too far to let our hearts grow weary. now is the time to keep pushing forward. to educate all our kids. create new jobs. >> he has the edge in several swing states but mitt romney isn't backing down and making his own final score of the tossup emphasizing the president's record. >> four years ago candidate obama he promised so much to so many people but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: some analyst say super storm sandy gives the president a boost leading into election day but only voters have the final say whether we will be seeing a repeat of 2008 in chicago tomorrow night. all right and another busy busy day for the president today and for mitt romney. but the president today he will start out we know in wisconsin. he will also be in ohio and then he will be in iowa. mitt romney also circling the battleground states including florida and virginia. back to you brian. >> republican presidential nomine
. >> we could begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that is what will happen. >> the man at the top of the ticket was hitting four swing states, starting in florida. 29 votes. then to virginia and ohio, the battleground state showing president obama with a tiniest of leads. and finally new hampshire. with its 4 electoral votes. >> depending on how you get to 270, 4 electoral votes, 6, that could make the difference. . >> reporter: she now teaches at harvard where mitt romney got his degree. she says the race could go either way. but not impossible to call where he was governor. poms show he will -- polls show he will not win here. >> we will finish strong and bring home a victory tomorrow. >> the sign says believe in america and tomorrow night mitt romney will find out if america believes in him. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and in 12 minutes a huge ruling in california that reveals the money trail behind a donation from arizona. where it leads to and why someone could be in serious trouble. >>> the two candidates for pr
which is now constantly is your rounded -- surrounded by reporters. she said a tampa,florida woman prompted an investigation which exposed general david petraeus who has since resigned. >>> and in the middle east crisis it is expanding as allison burns reports, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is heading to jerusalem right now. allison? >> reporter: hillary rodham clinton is now on her way to jerusalem. she will meet in cairo to meet with egyptian officials. they continue rocket attacks and israel strikes from the air, at least 112 people have been killed at least half are civilians and israel has agreed to put its ground offensive on hold for now and they described hillary rodham clinton's challenging mission. >> to support a durable outcome that ends rocket attacks and restores abrader calm in the region... >> reporter: three u.s. ships have returned to be on standby incase americans need to be evacuated from israel. reporting live allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, it was a big night for monday night football and it ended with the 49ers destroying the
th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> president obama and his family spent the in chicago. >>> mitt romney made his concession speech just after midnight. romney said he and paul ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill the hopes to lead the country in a different direction. so ann and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have app
yesterday in florida where there was controversy over the weekend where they waited hours to vote. they have already cast votes, 1.7 million votes have already been casted there. >>> so far they made one last push at a rally in san francisco last night. senator dianne finestein and others force people to vote yes on 30. they are against raising income tacks more than 250 thoughts dollars a year. >> we know that california dreams moving out. >> the last thing we need is a tax increase and that's simply going to drive more businesses out of the state. >>> meanwhile the two conservative problems were the source of $11 million of laundering. another prop decision on the ballot is one that will reveal the death penalty. it would convert their sentences to life and others could follow suit. a quarter of test row inmates are in california. a live proposal shows more on the polls closing and also it is getting national attention. the major propositions are in full swing. >>> and care givers were arrested on suspicion of involuntary care. the state licensing division is investigating the death of a c
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
phone poll shows a tie, pew has obama up by 1. nbc, may up by 1. here's the rally in central florida and he also heads to virginia, ohio and new hampshire, calling on his supporters to get to the polls. >> we thank you. we ask you to stay at it all the way, all the way to victory on tuesday night. >> reporter: president obama makes one last argument to voters today in wisconsin and ohio and ends his day in i. >> you on the one hand, you can -- iowa. >> on the one hand, you can return to the policies or you can join me on building a future that will build a strong middle-class future. >> reporter: mitt romney will have kid rock as his rally tonight and president obama will have j-z at his rally tonight -- jay-z at his rally tonight. >>> political analysts are talking about what would happen in the unlikely event that president obama and mitt romney end up with a tie, each getting 269 electoral college votes. well, in that case, the constitution calls for the house to choose the president and since the republicans are expected to hold on to their majority, they would hold to -- they wo
. anonymous e-mails that broadwell sent to jill kelley, the woman in florida, prompted an fbi investigation that exposed broadwell's affair with petraeus who has since resigned. >>> and we're hearing the twin sister of jill kelley has hired celebrity attorney gloria allred to represent her. aim red has scheduled a -- aim red has scheduled a news conference with natalie khawam today. it is unclear exacty why allred is representing her but she's had legal issues in the past including a child custody fight with her ex-husband. >>> 7:17. we have new information back here at home about a kidnapping case, one that started in walnut creek earlier this month. pg&e now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. now, the victim was a pg&e contract employee. 57-year-old woman told police she was leaving the shadelands business park the night of november 7th when she was grabbed. she said two men drove her to a.t.m. machines and used her bankcard to withdraw money before releasing her in the east bay hills. police have these surveillance images of one of the suspects. they say the
election tomorrow. this is a live picture out of sanford, florida where mitt romney has a first of series of rallies today. coming up at 6:15 where the candidates stand in the very latest polls. >>> time now 6:05. east coast elected officials are hoping the super storm sandy won't keep voters from the polls despite all of the power outages back there. chris christie says voters will be able to cast traditional paper ballots. even in the polling stations that lost power. new jersey voters that have been displaced by the big storm they'll have an option of faxing and i mailing in their ballots. voters in some new york counties can get an extra day to vote if the turnout falls below 25% due to the storm. >> you're all going to vote old school. that's the way it is. you will vote paper ballot. it will take us longer to count but everyone will have their opportunity to vote. >> we've got to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york city may have a really hard time casting a ballot. polling locations in all fife of the new york city burros have been relocated or combined as a result o
thought, ohio, florida and virginia with in fact, ohio being the state that put obama over the 270 electoral votes and gave him a second term as president. >> and florida and virginia too close to call. they haven't been called tonight. let's bring in cory cook tonight. obviously this race is determined now. what could the romney campaign have done differently tonight? >> that's a great question. i think we will probably spend the next few months trying to figure out if this is a winnable race for the republicans. you know the big moments in the campaign to both points gave the 47% comment. became a very popular video for the president, hurricane sandy through the -- the end of the campaign. this is the campaign we knew it would be two years ago. an incumbent president that was popular but was split 50/50. that's what the results was. he was able to outmobilize florida and virginia and ohio. these states that made sure people got out to vote. despite the enthusiasm is what i think carried obama through. this is largely based on the fundamentals. the spending didn't really move ver
to the associated press, only the state of florida remains too close to call. the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady, and their daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago and will return to the white house this afternoon. during his second term, president obama again will be working with a republican controlled house and a democratic controlled senate. we're beginning to have more on the balance of power coming up in 15 minutes. >> hundreds of president obama local supporters got together in san francisco to watch returns come in. this was the democratic watch party at the former tower records store in the castro district. the crowds cheered as states were called in. >> having an
. the state of florida yellow because it remains too close to call but the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady, and daughters emerged at their victory party in the early morning hours of chicago in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are every forever will -- we are every forever will be the united states of america. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago will return to the white house this afternoon. >>> mitt romney lost his bid to become president but during his concession speech he urged the nations leaders reach across the aisle and work together. he made that concession speech just after midnight after he called president obama and congratulated him on his victory. romney told his supporters he and ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i would have been abl
of florida is the only one remaining too close to call. the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cored as the president, first lady, and daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago. they will return to the white house though this afternoon. there was also a very large receive brace filled with chants and cheers at sprawl plaza. for many students in the crowd they are excited this is their first time to vote. >> it's been a long time waiting. it was a really long line. and it took awhile to get through there. you feel like you did something. it's definitely worth it. >> cal campus residents hall posted polling stations. students in berkeley were still in line to vote though after the polls closed at
tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swing voters. after all we saw how every vote was important in 2000. >> they are hearing from a lot of folks. >> they want to get them out the door and make sure they hit the polling areas. >> exactly this is an important election. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as busy in contra costa trying to get the word out on mitt romney. >> it reinforces them somebody is out there trying to do something that agree with the same things they agree with. >> if you have not voted, i forgot my thing over here, this is my ballot and i dropped this off at a poling steaks so i want to remind folks to get out there and vote. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well the polls over in just 60 minutes and they are getting ready for the crowds. jeanine dana dellefemine is della vega is in san jose and they have dropped off their ballots this morning. >>> the parking lot is already full because election workers ar
a difference in virginia, florida, colorado and nevada. >> the numbers don't lie. the demographics are changing. they are more and more latinos, asians and republicans are not clicking with those groups. >> mitt romney won more votes from white men, conservatives and older voters. some say the republican party needs to broaden their base and apeal to more -- appeal more people. >>> a flurry of tweets and the president set a new record. the election triggered 31 million tweets. president obama's tweet that read 4 more years was retweeted 700,000 times. president obama tweeted saying we are all in this together, that is how we campaigned and that is who we are. thank you. >>> supporters of gay marriage is celebrating today. measures legalizing same-sex marriage passed in maine and maryland. the 7th and 8th straits to allow. washington state could follow when all the ballots are counted. it is the first time they won at the polls. >>> two measures legalling marijuana passed in colorado and washington. legalizing marijuana passed in colorado and washington. experts say implementation remains uncert
on a spirit air flight heading to fort lauderdale florida. 30-year-old samuel was asked repeatedly turn off your cell phone but he would not do it and thenned crew members. >> i was there for two hours, you have to watch what you say now days. -- now a days. he has been charged with making a terrorist lit it. time is running out for that are them to complete, coming up on 711, we tell you how many are at risk of not getting their diplomas on time. >>> many for driving under the influence had not had anything to drink instead they are having an inability to safely navigate on the roads. several tested positive for prescription and illegal drugs and they have been told to be more disscripttive if they suspect problems with drivers. it should be making it easier for prosecutors to track the problem. >>> they are following up on the cal train problem. >> that's right, dave, maureen, it was hit by cal train in palo alto and the trains have been stopped and northbound trains are not. this crash looks like we are having a little trouble here but the traffic here is on cal train and not moving and
sentenced to death in florida. police in los angeles say they will investigate the claim in that documentary but they don't believe that rogers was involved in the murder. >>> well, a missouri mother who told police that her son was plotting a shooting massacre at a movie theater is talking for the first time since her son was arrested. she says her son recently asked if he was a failure. authorities say her son blake had plotted to attack a movie theater during the premiere of the new twilight film. she says her son had been undergoing mental health treatment and shows sign of as asburger's. >> an investigator says the man revint purchased two assault rifles and 400 rounds of ammunition. blake was arrested in 2009 after allegedly following a walmart clerk with a knife and rubber mask after watching the horror movie "halloween." >>> nurses at ten bay area hospitals will be locked out until sunday. that's after they staged strike at eight sutter health hospitals and two in san jose operated by hca. >> stand up and fight back! >> the nurses are upset after the hospitals un laterally im-- imple
the ap wire right now, we now know who won florida in the presidential election. we'll tell you about it, coming up in a bit. >> plus, there is a new type of therapy for bay area veterans. [ cheers & applause ] >> how dolphins are helping vets cope with the stress of combat. >> mostly clear, cool weather in store for your saturday afternoon. we'll have a look at what you can expect coming up. . >>> we're following breaking news just into our newsroom. the ap is now reporting that president obama has won the state of florida, topping mitt romney's final electoral vote to a tally, on your screen, 332 to 206. the president won by a margin of 74,000 votes in florida. >>> well, chrysler has announced it's recalling nearly 920,000 suvs, after concerns that air bags could inflate while people are driving. the recall affects 2002 through 2004 jeep grand cherokee and '02 and '03 liberties. investigators say last year, air bags randomly went off 215 times, causing about 80 minor injuries. chrysler plans to install an electrical filter for free to fix the problem. >>> well, it was a new type of the
millions on a pair of florida conferences, even providing free shuttle service for workers who want to go to disney world. in front of the u.s. house veterans affairs, agency executive said he was sorry. >> those failures were unacceptable. and i apologize to veterans and to the committee. >> documents we obtain show employees accepted pricey gifts, including limo ride and massages. >> veterans comes first. >> and also during the questioning, agency was unable to see how much it was spending. perhaps as much as $85 million a year. when an agency executive, damaging the reputation of da workers, this is the response. >> don't you ever accuse a democrat or a republican on this committee of slapping any of the hard working 300,000 va a employees. rest assured it's the leadership that we're concerned with. >> we have a copy of up with of the agendas from one the orlando conferences. time was set aside for a dance party and even a trek to universal studio. scott mcfarland,. >> and we've seep their name -- seen their name for three decades. the high-tech exhict in the vietnam memorial in three
today reveals a white house connection to florida socialite jill kel lee. she's the woman who reportedly triggered the investigation that ultimately led to the discovery of an affair between former cia director david petraeus and his biographer. the white house confirmed that kelley had lunch twice at the cafeteria there with a mid-level staffer she had met socially and that on a third occasion, kelley, her husband, their children, kelley's twin sister and her child were all given a tour of the white house. >>> the battle between the mayor and sheriff of san francisco is ramping up again. sheriff ross mirkarimi is told mayor ed lee no conflict of interest exists in his department's domestic abuse violence provengs program. mayor lee raised concerns about oversight of those programs in light of mirkarimi to misdemeanor false imprisonment. sheriff mirkarimi sent lee a letter stating as sheriff he has no day-to-day role in domestic abuse program. >>> police arrest add teenager for kidnapping and attempted murder. the arrest made easier by the sus peblt himself: it's called a fiscal clip but
kelley. she's been described as an unpaid social liaison at mcdill air force down in florida. she's kinds of a pivotal person. she's the one who went to the fbi saying she was receiving harassing e-mails from this woman, paul broadwell, who allegedly had an affair with now former cia director david petraeus. general john allen, not only headed u.s. forces in afghanistan, he was slated to take over as head of the u.s. european command and nato forces in europe. the secretary of defense, leon panetta, was traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed this. >> today, this matter is being referred to -- referred for investigation to the inspector general and is now in the hands of the inspector general. >> reporter: overnight, fbi agents searched the home of petraeus' alleged mistress, his biographer, paula broadwell, with lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. defense secretary panetta who is also a former director of the cia said petraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right step. i think it's important when you are director of th
to assassinate president obama led to one florida police detectives resignation. sam kovisto reportedly told his colleagues colleagues if an order came down to kill the president, he wouldn't mind being the guy. he said his comments have been blown out of proportion but he had planned to retire in five months anyway. >>> lobbyists are reaching out to lawmakers to protect their interests in the fiscal cliff negotiations. advocates, ask for the defense are fighting spending cuts and companies that make medical devices are trying to stop new taxes from going into effect on their products due to the new health care law. a package of tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff will take effect in january unless congress can balance the budget. >>> time now, 7:49. police near seattle say a drunk driver ran over two holiday p shoppers last night at the a wal-mart. one o -- one of those victims was pinned beneath the suv. her injuries so severe she was air lifted to a trauma center. the driver a 71-year-old person was arrested on charges of vehicular assault. police say they did smell alco
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